Geospatial information is a critical analytical tool used in natural resource management, civil engineering, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, transport, land ownership, health, agriculture, topographic mapping and nautical charting, as well as the delimitation of maritime zones and boundaries.

To meet these needs, geospatial scientists and surveyors must have the ability to capture, compute, and create spatial information and to integrate the layers of information across different systems. It is critical that the Pacific Islands region continue to develop these capabilities.

Below are a list of current projects that are building capacity in geospatial science and surveying in the Pacific